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Yuthu; community and ritual in an early Andean village.


Yuthu; community and ritual in an early Andean village.

Davis, Allison R.

U. of Mich. Mus./Anthropology


175 pages



Memoirs of the Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan; no.50. Studies in Latin American ethnohistory & archaeology; v.8


The archaeological community and tourist industry in Cusco, Peru are focused on the Inka people, whose ruins rise so magnificently, but Davis (anthropology U. of Michigan-Ann Arbor) delves into the little studied people who lived there some 1500 years before the Inka arrived. From 2005 to 2007, she excavated Yuthu, a Formative period village about 20 kilometers northwest of the modern city. She reports her findings on activities; the spaces of daily life; ceremonial life; and group identity, the sacred system, and politics.

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